Guide to this Month’s Local Spook-tacular Halloween Screenings

Ghostly greetings, Panthers! Halloween is around the corner, sneaking up on us like a ghost. For those of you already in the spooky spirit, here is a quick guide to all the horror movies you can find in Miami this ominous October. Don’t forget to stop in for a spell!

FIU’s Film Initiative Underground Presents:
Halloween
Wednesday 10/18 @ 7 PM in SASC 202

The Film Initiative Underground presents the classic slasher film, Halloween, as part of their Halloween Horror month. John Carpenter builds a properly terrifying atmosphere that tells the story of arguably the most legendary horror villain in film history: Michael Myers. As a young boy, Myers kills his sister on Halloween of 1963, and is sent to a mental hospital. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown on a killing spree that still brings audiences chills today.

 

FIU’s Sigma Tau Delta Presents:
Get Out
Thursday 10/19 @ 7 PM in GC 316

FIU’s English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, will be screening this spook-tastic new horror thriller film, which begins with the typical “meet the parents anxiety” as Chris, a young African American, travels to meet his girlfriend’s parents. Realizing there is much more to them than meets the eye, he finds himself in a community involving a sinister conspiracy linked to the disappearance of several other Black people. Get Out combines humor and fear in a terrorizing reminder that appearances can be deceiving.

Coral Gables Art Cinema Presents:
The Shining
Saturday 10/28 @ 11:30 PM

In this suspenseful thriller and Stephen King novel adaptation, Stanley Kubrick takes the audience through a supernatural realm as the characters face intense fear and isolation. With Jack Nicholson’s perfectly maniacal portrayal of Jack Torrence, what begins as a relaxing stay in the Overlook Hotel turns into a horror show, courtesy of the hotel’s gruesome past. After all, behind every door there’s a chilling story.  

 

O Cinema Presents:
The Dark Crystal
Thursday 10/26 @ 9 PM

Celebrate The Dark Crystal’s 35th Anniversary at Wynwood’s O Cinema. In this dark fantasy adventure film, follow Jen, an elf-like ‘Gelfling,’ on a quest to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem. With groundbreaking animatronics and visual effects for its time, this classic never gets old and is a great way to prep for the Halloween haunting mood.

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday 10/28 @ 8 PM

One of the highlights of O Cinema’s calendar year is the annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In this 1975 musical screwball comedy horror film, a newly engaged couple find themselves lost with a flat tire on a cold and rainy November evening. When they walk to a nearby castle, they are swept into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter, unaware of the unexpected twists and turns that await.

AMC Presents:
Little Shop of Horrors (Directors Cut)
October 28 & 31

With a man-eating venus fly trap, catchy musical numbers, and a great cast, this classical rock musical horror comedy has it all. After purchasing a strange plant, Seymour Kelbourn is horrified to learn it desperately craves blood and flesh. In this broadway musical film adaptation, get to know Seymour who seeks fame, fortune and the girl but finds himself with a lot more than he bargained for.  

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Nicole Larraguibel is a Junior at Florida International University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English, along with certificate in Chinese Studies.

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